London Jazz Festival – get booking

The first tranch of 2015 London Jazz Festival concerts went on sale this morning, and a damned fine set of gigs they are:

Friday 13 November

Jazz Voice – Barbican – the traditional gala opening with singers still to be announced.

James Farm – Cadogan Hall – the supergroup of Joshua Redman, Aaron Parks, Matt Penman and Eric Harland. Their second album was a cracker. Review here.

Nik Bärtsch – Kings Place – a previous festival favourite and has a musical residency this year.

Sons Of Kemet – Rich Mix – possibly the most exciting of the new generation bands.

Saturday 14 November

Jarrod Lawson – Shepherd’s Bush Empire – the soul-jazz sensation.

Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn – Royal Festival Hall – jazz banjos can be cool.

Sunday 15 November

Cassandra Wilson – Royal Festival Hall – the singer’s tribute to Billie Holiday in the centenary year of her birth.

Monday 16 November

Kurt Elling – Cadogan Hall – jazz’s premier male vocalist.

Tuesday 17 November

Maria Schneider Orchestra – Cadogan Hall – she was supposed to be in Birmingham last month. You can definitely catch her here.

Wednesday 18 November

Britten Sinfonia with Eddie Gomez – Barbican – the long-time Bill Evans Trio bassist is the soloist in a new work.

Saturday 21 November

Average White Band & Kokomo – Royal Festival Hall – funk-rock from the ’70s reborn for the ’10s.

Sunday 22 November

Jazz Repertory Company presents Paul Whitman: The King of Jazz – Cadogan Hall – ’20s jazz-pop reborn for the ’10s.

  • You can find more details of all these events and book for them here now.

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